The Only Girl in Town (Hardcover)
“An eerily beautiful and lyrical story of loss, grief, and how quickly relationships can change, while also changing us.” —Robin Benway, National Book Award winner and bestselling author of Far From The Tree and A Year to the Day
“Fast-paced, unputdownable, and full of heart and complicated emotions. An unforgettable story.” —Yamile Saied Méndez, Pura Belpré Award–winning author of Furia, a Reese’s Book Club selection
What would you do if everyone you love disappeared? What if it was your fault?
For July Fielding, nothing has been the same since that summer before senior year.
Once, she had Alex, her loyal best friend, the one who always had her back. She had Sydney, who pushed her during every cross-country run, and who sometimes seemed to know July better than she knew herself. And she had Sam. Sam, who told her she was everything and left her breathless with his touch.
Now, July is alone. Every single person in her small town of Lithia has disappeared. No family. No Alex or Sydney. No Sam. July’s only chance at unraveling the mystery of their disappearance is a series of objects, each a reminder of the people she loved most. And a mysterious message: GET TH3M BACK.
From the #1 bestselling author of the Matched series, The Only Girl in Town is a searingly candid reckoning with both love and loneliness that perfectly distills the messy, beautiful realities of growing up, growing apart, and the courageous act of self-discovery.
About the Author
Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy and co-author of the Darkdeep middle grade series. She is also the author of the novel Summerlost, an Edgar Award Finalist. A former English teacher, Ally lives with her family outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Ally has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the founder and director of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation. Visit Ally online at allycondie.com, or follow her on Twitter: @allycondie.
Praise for #1 Bestselling Author Ally Condie
#1 New York Times Bestseller • USA Today Bestseller • International Bestseller • Edgar Award Finalist
The Matched Trilogy
“This futuristic fable of love and free will asks: Can there be freedom without choice? The tale of Cassia's journey from acceptance to rebellion will draw you in and leave you wanting more.” –Cassandra Clare, New York Times-bestselling author of The Infernal Devices trilogy and The Mortal Instruments series
★ “A fierce, unforgettable page-turner.” –Kirkus, starred review
“Strong feminist ideals and impressive writing.” –Los Angeles Times
★ “Cassia’s metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A Must Read.” –Girls’ Life Magazine
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
“A compelling, serpentine journey into the heart of grief, the way it can threaten to destroy, and what it looks like to survive.” –Sabaa Tahir, National Book Award winner and #1 bestselling author of All My Rage
“With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life’s true treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park.” –Renée Ahdieh, #1 bestselling author of The Wrath & the Dawn series
“Utterly captivating. A heroine unlike any I’d met before, a setting I’d never glimpsed, a story I’d never imagined. Atlantia is fresh, wild, and engrossing. I love Ally Condie.” –Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland and the Best Friends series